A 38-year-old female asked:
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i have umbilical hernia, strained it working in garden yesterday, it hurts, sore, what can i do to ease the pain & soreness?

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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Strangulated?: Generally speaking, relaxing, laying down and deducting the bulge will ease the discomfort if it is not incarcerated or strangulated. However this may need medical treatment if the pain persists more than an hour.
Answered on Jul 18, 2013
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Hernia Pain: A hernia occurs when the tough connective tissue that completely covers our bodies (under the fatty layer) developes a weakness or true hole and the stuff inside bulges out. If you are having pain, it means that the area of the hernia had some injury. If there is a bulging and it does not reduce easily, then you need to see your doctor. Otherwise, Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) should help reduce the pain.
Answered on Apr 19, 2016

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